The ‘Our Sporting Journey Series’ is a fun and interactive experience for children and their parents as they embark on the early stages of their sporting journey. It has been created by the teams at Working with Parents in Sport and Live, Learn, Love Sport.
The books provide an opportunity for children and parents to regularly reflect on their sporting experience and put children and the children’s voice at the centre of the experience, whilst acknowledging the vital role that parents and carers play in ensuring that children gain the most from their sporting experiences through their behaviours and the positive interactions that can take place.
The books all have plenty of fun activities for children, encourage plenty of interaction between children and their parents, require plenty of parental involvement whether that be in having positive conversations, playing in the garden or helping to stick in the pictures that will allow everyone to build up a memory book that will last a lifetime.
With no online version available the hope is that the books will provide the opportunity for children to enjoy and immerse themselves in their sporting experience whilst countering the increased amount of time traditionally now being spent on screens and devices.
The series covers 13 different sports, and this number will continue to grow with each book covering two sporting years within each age category. The age categories are Under 5, Under 7 and Under 9.
We also have an 18 month to 3-year-old product which is for multi-sports activity, can be adapted to be sports specific and is already in production for a number of preschool franchises.
This month sees the official launch of Rugby, Football, Cricket, Gymnastics and Gaelic Games.
March and April 2022 will see the launch of Swimming, Hockey, Netball, Basketball and Tennis.
July will see the launch of Badminton, Judo and Golf as well as any sports who wish to approach us to help design a sport specific product for them.
The sports planned for the series to date are:
- Gaelic Games
Each of the series build progressive physical literacy skills and skill development in each sport whilst promoting huge amounts of ‘play’ opportunities. There are activities and challenges for children to do at home and the books encourage them to get their parents involved with plenty of games for the yard, garden and park.
The books also provide opportunities to add personal photos and highlights, messages from coaches and parents at the end of the season and on completion of the book children and parents will have a scrapbook memory of their time involved in sport.
The books have already generated a huge amount of interest with customised options available for NGBS and individual clubs allowing them to resource their entire sports whilst raising the profiles of individual club within their own communities.
For any sporting organisations wishing to resource their clubs and explore the customised options available then please email the team at [email protected]
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